Learning Flow: Animation in Blender

Making stuff move! The illusion of motion is both a science and an art form. In this Flow, you will learn from several artists' workflows, tips, and tricks. Everything you need to understand about bringing your 3D models and characters to life with Blender.

Prerequisite Courses

Take these courses before getting started to ensure success.
  • Animation in Blender

    Fundamentals of Animation


Animation Essentials with Wayne Dixon

Learn from professional animator, Wayne Dixon, as he explains and demonstrates the art of character movement with Blender.

  • Blender Animation Bootcamp

    Blender Animation Bootcamp

  • Animation Workflow & Body Mechanics

    Animation Workflow & Body Mechanics

  • Demystifying Lip Sync Animation

    Demystifying Lip Sync Animation

  • Acting for Animators

    Acting for Animators

Rigging Focus

You've already been exposed to animation "rigs" in the previous section. Just as a body can't move without a skeleton, nor a car without an engine, complex models need a "rig" to move in 3D/Blender. Rigging is largely a technical skillset that serves to prepare a model for complex movement.

  • Rigging Vehicles with Automatic Suspension

    Rigging Vehicles with Automatic Suspension

  • Mechanical Rigging of a Fighter Jet in Blender

    Mechanical Rigging of a Fighter Jet in Blender

  • Rigging Train Wheels in Blender

    Rigging Train Wheels in Blender

  • Rigging Tank Treads

    Rigging Tank Treads

Animation in Practice

Further rigging and animation workflow from a variety of artists including Beorn Leonard, Nathan Vegdahl, and Kent Trammell.

  • Character Animation Toolkit

    Character Animation Toolkit

  • Parkour Character Animation in Blender

    Parkour Character Animation in Blender

  • Short Film Character Production

    Short Film Character Production